Catholic parishes and faith communities that welcome and affirm LGBT people have had their profiles raised this past summer with Fr. James Martin’s talk about inclusive Catholic communities at the World Meeting of Families in Ireland. On Monday, Bondings 2.0 ran a post examining how welcoming a welcoming parish really is. Today’s post continues that discussion.
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Kaitlin Brown is a 2016 graduate of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she graduated with a degree in Global Studies and Political Science. After doing a year of service with Mercy Volunteer Corps in Baltimore, she is based in Washington DC doing policy work.
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While many LGBT Catholics have struggled with their faith and their feelings of being unwelcome and excluded from the church, hardly any have created a comedy show based on their experiences
Schools in Alberta, Canada, continue to make news concerning more inclusive policies regarding LGBT students and staff. Some Catholic schools are supporting these policies, while others oppose them.
Even though marriage equality has been the law of the land in Ireland since 2015, LGBT teachers there report having to publicly hide their identity in order to work at schools–both religious and secular institutions.
A non-denominational Christian-based school in Scotland is facing backlash from a Catholic group after receiving an award for its inclusion of LGBT students.
A gay teenager who is a former student of a Catholic high school in Iowa, spoke out about discrimination there, and, in the process, set off a chain reaction of similar statements from other students, and a declaration defending the school from the principal.
Earlier this spring, LGBT activists and allies gathered outside St. Pius V Catholic Church, Providence, Rhode Island to protest a talk by by Dr. Michelle Cretella, a pediatrician who is in favor of conversion therapy, and who is doubtful that trans folks exist.
A Catholic parish in Portland, Oregon, is being sued by an event center because the church’s moral clause forced the event company to turn away an LGBTQ client.
Italian scouting programs have had mixed gender scouting experiences for the last fifty years, but they have just recently started grappling with LGBT people in the Catholic church run organization.
A University of Notre Dame law professor has come under fire from the school’s LGBT law association after posting a blog harshly critical of same-sex marriage.
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